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13 Nov 2019

Giles Atkinson represents local authority in challenge to Planning Inspector’s decision

Giles Atkinson represented the London Borough of Haringey in a successful section 289 challenge to an Inspector’s decision (3205531) in which the Inspector had misdirected himself as to the question ‘what is the building’ for the purposes of section 55(2)(a) TCPA and had erred in assessing

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04 Nov 2019

Christopher Badger wins Environment/Planning Junior of the Year at Chambers UK Bar Awards

Chambers congratulates Christopher Badger on winning Environment/Planning Junior of the Year at the 2019 Chambers UK Bar Awards. Christopher Badger received the award at the Bar Awards ceremony in London last week. The Awards reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months including

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28 Oct 2019

Six Pump Court shortlisted for four awards in the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2019

Six Pump Court is delighted to have been nominated for four separate Chambers UK Bar Awards this year. Crime Silk of the Year: Oliver Saxby QC Environment/Planning Set of the Year Environment/Planning Junior of the Year: Christopher Badger Health & Safety Silk of the Year:

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11 Oct 2019

Six Pump Court ranked Band 1 Set and barristers ranked in eleven practice areas in 2020 Chambers UK Bar Guide

Six Pump Court Chambers is delighted to be ranked as a Band 1 Set with Set rankings in Crime, Consumer Law Environment, Health & Safety and Planning in the new 2020 Chambers UK Bar Guide. Barristers at Six Pump Court received 41 individual rankings across eleven practice areas. In total

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27 Sep 2019

Six Pump Court barristers recommended in eleven areas of law in the Legal 500 2020

Six Pump Court has been recommended in eleven areas of law in the Legal 500 2020 with 62 individual recommendations. This year there were additional individual recommendations in Crime and Consumer Law. The eleven areas of law in which members are recommended are Consumer Law, Costs, Crime,

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10 Sep 2019

Deadline approaches for pension schemes

The Occupational Pension Schemes (Investment) Regulations 2005 have been amended to require trustees to update their ‘Statement of Investment Principles’ (“SIP”) to cover “financially material considerations over the appropriate time horizon of investments, including how those

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10 Jul 2019

David Travers QC and Richard Banwell represent Biffa Waste Services Limited in transfrontier shipment case

David Travers QC led Richard Banwell in the defence of Biffa Waste Services Limited in the Crown Court at Wood Green. The case involved an allegation of export of waste to China, a non-OECD country, contrary to Article 36 of the Waste Shipment Regulation [Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006] and raised

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08 Jul 2019

Six Pump Court barristers contribute to UK Supreme Court Yearbook

Stephen Hockman QC and Nicholas Ostrowski have written a chapter in the latest UK Supreme Court Yearbook. The chapter, entitled ‘Planning, Development and Environmental Law’ focuses on the developments in this area of law during the 2017-18 legal year. "The UK Supreme Court Yearbook, Volume

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08 Jul 2019

Anne Williams invited to speak at AESOP Annual Congress

Anne Williams has been invited to speak at the AESOP Annual Congress in Venice on 9th-13th July. Anne to speak on Planning Law and Property Rights in the Face of Transition. More details on the Congress are available here

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05 Jul 2019

Frances Lawson to speak at International Chamber of Commerce Conference on arbitration and climate change

Frances Lawson has been invited to speak to arbitration practitioners under 40 years of age on the emerging nexus between arbitration and climate change. The ICC Young Arbitrators Forum Conference will be held at ICC headquarters in Paris on Wednesday 10th July and is entitled "Regionalism and

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17 Jun 2019

How can Courts and Tribunals help to minimise climate change

As part of the UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Bonn this month, Stephen Hockman QC will be chairing a session entitled ‘How can Courts and Tribunals help to minimise climate change’. Speakers will discuss the role of the national and international courts and tribunals in the

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04 Jun 2019

Environmental Audit Committee raises concerns over draft Environment (Governance and Principles) Bill

In an article for Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger discusses the Environmental Audit Committee’s report following its pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Environment (Governance and Principles) Bill. To access the full-text of this article click here This article was first published on

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01 May 2019

Stephen Hockman QC ranked in the latest edition of Who’s Who Legal

Stephen Hockman QC has been included in the Who’s Who Legal (WWL) UK Bar rankings within the Environment sector, and in the most highly regarded top two out of twenty four silks recognised for their expertise in representing public and private sector clients in a range of planning, environmental

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01 Apr 2019

Six Pump Court barristers ranked in Planning Law Survey 2019

Members of Six Pump Court have been included in the rankings of the most highly regarded planning barristers published in the 22nd edition of the Planning Law Survey. Anne Williams and Mark Beard have been ranked in the list of top rated planning juniors.

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25 Feb 2019

Reduction in fine for waste company

Stuart Jessop has successfully represented a waste company in its appeal against a sentenced imposed on it in respect of depositing waste without a permit. The fine originally imposed was reduced by 62%. Stuart argued that the court below had incorrectly categorised the offence as falling with the

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01 Feb 2019

Clean air strategy 2019—raising difficult expectations?

In an article for Lexis PSL, William Upton considers the key features and future impact of the government’s clean air strategy 2019. To view the full text of the article click here This article was first published on Lexis®PSL on 31 January 2019. Click for a free trial of Lexis®PSL.

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18 Jan 2019

Stuart Jessop successfully represents Wembley parking company at planning inquiry

Stuart Jessop has successfully represented Stadium Centre Management Ltd (SCM Ltd) in its appeal under section 174 Town and Country Planning Act 1990 against two enforcement notices served in respect of the Stadium Business Centre (SBC). SBC is a commercial estate comprising 26 industrial type

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10 Jan 2019

William Upton to be appointed Queen’s Counsel

Chambers is delighted to announce that William Upton is to be appointed Queen’s Counsel. William will be formally appointed as Queen’s Counsel on Monday 11th March 2019.

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04 Dec 2018

Megan Thomas nominated as Real Estate, Environment and Planning Junior of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Megan Thomas has been nominated as Real Estate, Environment and Planning Junior of the Year at the Legal 500 2019 UK Bar Awards. The winners will be announced on 3rd January and celebrated at an Awards evening on 6th February 2019 in London.

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03 Dec 2018

Anne Williams represents London Borough in a National Planning Policy test case

Anne Williams appeared at a planning inquiry in October 2018 on behalf of the London Borough of Islington appealing against a refusal of planning permission for a key residential development in Tollington Park. This was the first case in this authority to test the new advice on design and

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30 Nov 2018

Maidstone Borough Council challenge their Highway Authority over diversion of funds away from a bus lane to town centre

Stephen Hockman QC and Megan Thomas have obtained permission for judicial review of a highway authority which has made a decision to divert monies collected for road widening under section 106 undertakings to use for a feasibility study for a potential bypass. Maidstone Borough Council is

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21 Nov 2018

Planning 2020 – the Raynsford Review

The final report of the Raynsford Review of Planning in England was launched on 20 November by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA). William Upton  is a member of the Review Task Force. For those who are understandably tired of changes to the system, the key message of the Review is

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02 Nov 2018

Six Pump Court ranked Band 1 Set and barristers ranked in twelve practice areas in 2019 Chambers UK Bar Guide

Six Pump Court Chambers is delighted to be ranked as a Band 1 Set with Set rankings in Crime, Consumer Law Environment, Health & Safety and Planning in the new 2019 Chambers UK Bar Guide. Barristers at Six Pump Court received 40 individual rankings across twelve practice areas. In this new

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30 Oct 2018

Six Pump Court barristers recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 2019

Six Pump Court has been recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 2019 with 59 individual recommendations. This year there were  additional individual recommendations, as well as set rankings in Crime, Consumer, Environment, Health & Safety and Planning. In this new edition,

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09 Oct 2018

Anne Williams acts in planning appeal considering proposed residential development in light of new NPPF advice

Anne Williams will represent the London Borough of Islington in an upcoming planning appeal relating to a proposed residential development in the Tollington Park Conservation Area. The key issues are heritage, design and the provision of affordable housing in the light of the Advice in the new

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